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Black Lion (Harris & Johanssen Publishers, Inc.), tells the story of Mike Harris, a fearless U.S. Army major and member of the dreaded Desert Lions, an elite group within the Special Forces and feared by the enemy.

When America declares war on terrorism after the cowardly attacks of September 11, 2001, the president issues an order that makes every resource and top tech
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Published October 30th 2013 by Harris adn Johanssen Publishers, Inc. (first published September 3rd 2013)
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Anita Lock
Jan 27, 2014 Anita Lock rated it really liked it
Major Michael Harris (aka, Black Lion) and his team of the inimitable Desert Lions - a U.S. Army Special Forces unit - are given an assignment to capture and transfer Hassan, the new Al-Qaeda leader, to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (or GITMO), where he will be interrogated. The mission goes awry when Harris learns that a GITMO naval officer, doubled as a lattie (an unsuspecting person programmed by the Al-Qaeda terrorists and then used as a weapon against his/her own country), was "activated" to ...more
Randy
Jun 30, 2014 Randy rated it liked it
Viola's novel is a fast read, packed with action. Not a lot of character development though. The good guys are all noble, self-sacrificing types, the villains, terrorists and the traitors who aid them, are all low-life scum who don't really believe their own religion. They use the innocent, uneducated to further their aims.

Mike Harris is the Black Lion title character, the titular leader of the Desert Lions, a division of Special Forces that are a little more-er-special.

The battle here is to w
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Judy
Jan 22, 2014 Judy rated it really liked it
This was the first fiction novel for Mr. Viola. It was an enjoyable read. I look forward to following his character, Mike Harris, and hope he continues to write. There were a few "stumbling" points, as with most books, and especially a new author. The problem I find with most authors is they introduce so many characters it is hard to keep up with who will be a major player and who will not be mentioned again. Also, going to great detail to describe a plane, gune, or other things, which causes me ...more
Bridgette LaRon Sims
Fast paced and captivating

heroes of democracy and freedom race to stop a massive terrorist attack on several targets worldwide utilizing futuristic weaponry. an inside look at the ongoing war on terror. this book will move you in ways you didn't possible. tightly worded and filled with vivid imagery you will feel like you are privy to a hidden world of world policing that surrounds us at all times.
Hernan Chousa
Oct 01, 2015 Hernan Chousa rated it it was amazing
A Great Story, once you begin it you can't leave it. The reader will emphatize with Michael Harris for sure!!!
Cathy
Sep 28, 2014 Cathy rated it it was amazing
A nice read.
I'm not usually into this type of book but I found the mix of the author's business experience and the drama caught my attention.
And, I"m told it's a good read in Spanish as well.
Carlos Viola
Feb 17, 2015 Carlos Viola rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Aug 08, 2014 Josefina Lanuza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Easy to read and a novel that you won't be able to stop reading until you finish!
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Carlos Viola served for over twenty years as President and CEO of Aeroterra S.A., a technology company dedicated to providing geospatial solutions using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and satellite imagery, actively participating in all of the many projects undertaken by the company. Passionate reader and writer, Black Lion is his first fiction novel.
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